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Schools resumption date remains January 18, 2021 and nothing about it is changing, says the Federal Government of Nigeria. Speculations have risen over the likelihood of a possible adjustment to the initial date set aside for schools resumption across all tiers of the education sector following the recent spike in the increase of Covid-19 cases in its second wave in the country.
Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari said this in a recent tweet that; “Schools will re-opened across the country on January 18th, 2021, Ministry of Education has said in a statement.”
According to him, he said the Ministry of Education had taken the decision not to change the schools resumption date after a wide consultation.
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This was contained in a follow-up tweet, which reads thus; “Schools Resumption: The Federal Ministry of Education says the January 18th, 2021 resumption date for schools stands. A statement from Mr. Ben Goong, director, press and public relations of the Ministry of Education stated the decision not to alter the date was taken after wide consultation.”
Recall that since the first incident of the new coronavirus case in Nigeria, the country had witnessed over one hundred and four thousand cases, 104,000, out of which over eighty-two thousand, five hundred and fifty-five, 82,555 have recovered and its death toll as at the time of this report is one thousand, three hundred and eighty-two, 1,382.
The country’s education sector was adversely affected by the outbreak of the pandemic at the early part of its eventuality in the country. The usual schools resumption for the third terms session that climax the activities of Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools was halted as the nation as at that time was on a compulsory lockdown.
OgaCEO is encouraging all her readers to ensure they keep their children safe and maintain the safety measures in tackling and controlling the spread of the pandemic. Use nose masks, maintain social distancing, don’t touch the eyes or nose, use hand sanitizers and wash your hands with soap and water always.
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